Battle royale games are becoming increasingly popular and with the success of games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the genre is thriving. One such game which was announced during Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference was the Darwin Project.

The Darwin Project takes place in a post-apocalyptic world up north. Canada to be exact, and it looks like it could be a whole lot of fun.

As civilization prepares for an upcoming ice age, a twisted new project emerges, half science experiment and half live-entertainment. It's called The Darwin Project and it challenges participants to survive the cold and fight to the death in a treacherous arena. According to the developers, The Darwin Project offers a competitive multiplayer third-person experience with an emphasis on survival. There's a strong emphasis on crafting and setting traps. However it goes deeper then that. Aside from surviving the cold, you have to track opponents and even negotiate temporary alliances to be the last one standing when the sun goes up.

Are you ready to take the hunt for survival to the chilly north? Well, here's some good news. The Darwin Project is hosting its first Closed Alpha Weekend starting on November 10. Aside from that, this is the first time the developers are allowing players to stream their struggle on Mixer, Twitch, or whatever platform you prefer. The Closed Alpha begins on Friday, November 10 at 12 PM ET and ends on Sunday, November 12 at 12 AM ET.

The Darwin Project is slated to launch on Xbox One and Windows PC in Spring 2018.

Check out the Darwin Project and be sure to enter your name to win a key for the Closed Alpha test on their website.

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